Lance Letscher


Letscher (b. 1962) creates poetic, often playful collages out of found objects, such as old letters, newspaper clippings, books,recipes and album covers, all cut and composed into fascinating patterns and textures. Letscher has an eye for harmony of color and the familiarity of his materials adds to his work’s broad appeal. His constructions are amplified by the engagement of viewers’ memories and emotions with the familiar materials he uses. A skilled colorist and abstractionist, Letscher’s growing international reputation has resulted in solo shows in England, France, Germany, Poland, Spain. In 2009, his monograph Collage was published by the University of Texas Press. He has been reviewed by Art in America, Harpers and numerous Texas publications. His art resides in the collections of the Austin Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and of numerous corporations.


Solo Exhibitions

2013, Tayloe Piggott Gallery,Jackson, WY

2013, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2012,D Berman Gallery, Austin, TX

2011, Galerie Vidal Saint Phalls,Paris, France

2011, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011, Galerie Peter Vann, St Moritz, Switzerland

2010, Galerie Pascal Polar,Brussels, Belgium

2010, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston,TX

2010, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2009, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009, Galeria Miguel Alzueta, Barcelona, Spain

2007, Galerie Vidal St. Phalle, Paris, France, catalogue

2007, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

2006, Gallery 68, Austin, TX

2006, Stephen L. Clark Gallery, Austin, TX

2005, Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY

2005, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2005, Steven Wolf Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004, Art Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain, catalogue

2004, The Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX, Catalogue

2004, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas

2004, OldJail Art Center, Albany, Texas

2004, ConduitGallery, Dallas, TX, catalogue

2003, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany

2003, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX, catalogue

2002, Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY, catalogue

2001 D Berman Gallery, Austin, TX

2000, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, TX

1999, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX

1996, James Gallery, Houston, TX

1991, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX

1990, N.N.O.O. Gallery, Dallas, TX

1989, Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1988, Galeria “ON,” Poznan, Poland

1987, R.G.K. Foundation, Austin, TX


Group Exhibitions

2009, Collection Selections, AustinMuseum of Art, Austin, TX

2008, Modern Art.Modern Lives. Then + Now, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

2007, Lance Letscherand Fred Stonehouse, Tammen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2006, The New Collage,Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

2005,Group Exhibition, Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY

2005, Double Vision: Exhibiting Contemporary Artistsfor 25 Years, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

2004, BirdSpace: A Post Audubon Artists Aviary, ContemporaryArts Center, New Orleans, LA. Traveled to the Norton Museum of Art, West PalmBeach, FL; The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; McDough Museum of Art,Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

2004, Objectification,The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

2004, MaterialPossibilities, Griffith Gallery, Steven F. Austin State University,Nacogdoches, TX

2003, Atlantic, Group show of British and American artists, Fosterart,</London, England

2002, Mary Frasher and Lance Letscher, Mari MichenerGallery, U. of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO

2002,Working the Grid, Richard A. & Rissa W. Grossmann Gallery, LafayetteUniversity, Easton, PA

2001, Sublime: The Landscape Re-envisioned, TheArlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX

2001, Counterpoint, UniversityArt Gallery, Fain Fine Arts Center, Midwestern State U, Wichita Falls, TX

1999, Outward Bound: American Art at the Brink of the21st Century,MeridianInternational Center,

1999, Washington, DC. Travels to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Jakarta.

1998, National Showcase 1998 Exhibition, TheAlternative Museum, New York, NY

1997, Texas II (Invitational), Tyler Museum of Art,Tyler, TX

1996, Schemata: Drawings by Sculptors, GlassellSchool of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

1993, Critics Choice, D-Art Visual Center, Dallas, TX. Catalogue

1992, New Works by Austin Artists, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX

1991, New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Art Museum,Austin, TX

1991, Take a Seat, Design Industries Foundation forAIDS, Innova Building, Houston, TX

1990, Contemporary Texas Prints, Modern Art Museum,Fort Worth, TX


Select Collections

Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Austonian, Austin, TX

American Airlines Admirals Club, Austin, TX

Andrews& Kurth, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Bell& Murphy, Houston, TX

BHP Petroleum, Houston, TX

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

California State University Print Collection, Long Beach, CA

Cox& Smith, San Antonio, TX

Dean Witter Reynolds, Houston, TX

Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin, TX

DLA Piper, Austin, TX

Four Seasons, Austin, TX

HMSS,Houston, TX

Leigh,Smitherman, Edwards, Houston, TX

Libres Del Trapez, S.A., Barcelona, Spain

The May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, New York City, NY

Memorial Hospital System, Houston, TX

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX

Neiman Marcus, Austin, TX

North American Mortgage, Houston, TX

Open Diagnostic Imaging Center, Dallas, TX

Pan Energy, Houston, TX

Th eProgressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH

Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SAFECO,Seattle, WA

St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, Houston, TX

Temple Emanu El, Houston, TX

Texas Bank, McAllen, TX

Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

Texas State University Permanent Collection, San Marcos, TX

Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX

USAA, Reston, VA; Sacramento, CA, and San Antonio, TX